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The Financial Literacy Gender Gap is Narrowing—Here’s How You Can Help Close It ©iStockphoto.com/Weekend Images Inc.

The Financial Literacy Gender Gap is Narrowing—Here’s How You Can Help Close It

Historically, women have fallen behind men in financial literacy, and that has held true across age groups. The good news is, women are catching up. Here are steps you can take right now to improve your financial literacy—regardless of your gender or age.

Bonds in a Bull Market? 7 Tips Before You Invest ©iStockphoto.com/webking

Bonds in a Bull Market? 7 Tips Before You Invest

It’s often during long bull markets that an asset mix gets out of sync and calls for rebalancing. When investments in stocks have been rising, rebalancing generally means considering shifting assets to bonds. Here are 7 tips to consider before you invest in bonds or bond funds.

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